22 Oct Process Of Painting A New Construction Home
One of the best things about building your own home is that you can customize each detail. Every paint colour is yours to choose. You have a blank slate to create your dream home.
When you paint the walls of an older home, you’re covering layers on top of layers of paint. But what about the walls in a brand new home that have never been painted before? How does the process change?
When you paint a newly-built home, you have your work cut out for you. Each surface will need its first coat of primer, paint, and topcoat, from the baseboards to the ceiling.
A new construction home gives you total creative freedom. Here’s what the process of painting one looks like:
Identify Which Surfaces To Paint
If you’ve chosen white trim and doors, you may not need to paint them. But the sheets of bare drywall throughout the home will definitely need a new colour. Take a look around, and write down each area you want to paint. For a newly constructed home, that might be almost everything.
Once you’ve figured out what you want to paint, you can estimate how much paint you’ll need. First, calculate the square footage of those surfaces. Since one gallon of paint typically covers 400 square feet, you can use that number to determine how much paint you’ll need. Remember that you’ll also need equal parts of primer and topcoat.
Preparing New Walls For Paint
Luckily, your commercial painters won’t need to spend any time removing old paint or repairing surface imperfections, since new sheets of drywall won’t have either. However, there will be a few layers of construction dust to clean.
Professional painters must take the time to thoroughly clean the walls before applying any paint. If the drywall is dusty, it will result in visible texture issues once the paint dries. They’ll remove dust and debris from the walls before they’re painted.
Primer is important when you’re painting any surface, but especially so with bare drywall. Without it, the paint will have trouble adhering to the surface, since there isn’t much to stick to.
Applying The Colour
A house doesn’t feel like a home until the walls are painted. But you might feel a bit overwhelmed with all the choices you need to make. Which colours should you choose for the kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms?
We suggest starting with a few key colours, which you can select lighter or darker variations of. Keeping things consistent will make your whole home feel cohesive.
For large, flat surfaces, the painters might use a paint sprayer to get the job done with precision and efficiency. A paint roller works better for large, flat surfaces, while a hand brush is best for fine details.
Choosing A Finish
Since your new walls will have almost no surface imperfections, don’t be afraid to choose a semi-gloss or high-gloss finish. But if you prefer a more subdued look, a matte finish may be more your style.
Our commercial painters in Winnipeg know how to transform the interiors of newly constructed homes. Even if the home is still being built, we know how to work around obstacles and construction workers.
The job isn’t done until you’re completely satisfied with our work. Interested in a consultation for your upcoming project? Contact Pinnacle Painting today.